Senior snared by B.C.’s draconian drunk driving law fights back
To bully and berate an innocent senior then punish her without a trial for a crime she clearly didn’t commit.
This, apparently, is what Alberta has to look forward to under draconian drunk-driving laws inspired by our neighbouring province, where suspected motorists are guilty until they prove themselves innocent. Fortunately for 82-year-old Margaret MacDonald, tears brought on by allegedly obnoxious B.C. RCMP officers didn’t blind her to protecting herself.
“I came into the house and burst into tears — then I stood here at three o’clock in the morning and thought ‘my word means nothing,’” said MacDonald. “Three officers don’t believe me, so I phoned the hospital and took a taxi over to have a blood test.
“I’m not going to let the Mounties get away with saying I was drunk.”